Long time reader, first time poster....(Ahh the, Classics. Always wanted to write that)
I have owned an Epson EMP-S1H for several years (6+). I just moved into a much larger home and have the opportunity to build a dedicated HT in a room previously used for the same purpose by the prior owners....
To start the room is rectangular 180" front to back , 161" side to side and 104" to the ceiling. There are no windows and I have access to the backside of every wall. There is a projector well in the rear wall at ceiling height, which I believe will work well with the projector I have in a ceiling mount mode forward projection configuration.
My first question is.....Wait for it.....
What is the practical maximum size screen I can fit in this room?
I am a good DIY'r having been a past general contractor and current Full time HW design Engineer. I have no trouble woodworking or rebuilding where needed.
I am on a shoestring budget and will DIY whatever I can...ie I'm keeping the projector and will buy speakers based on future advice from the experts here.
What I really need from you guys right now is a best suited setup for the room described above. I'm not looking for equipment recommendations right now, just what I should be planning for by way of setup...Screen size, Surround type, seating arrangement etcetera.
Primarily I game and watch movies, but want the setup to be movie focused first, gaming second.
Believe me I appreciate the scope of the question I've asked, I just can't get past step 1. I can't get myself out of the never ending loop of what if's....